WC Kranj – the last international comp of the year
I had my last international comp of the year on Saturday, and it was a good one! It was the annual WC in Kranj, Slovenia, and for once we were a «big» team leaving Oslo Friday morning with four athletes. My qualifying routes were not the best, but I managed to get to semi-final as the lucky loser (number 26), which means a new route and a new opportunity to get it all out with nothing to lose. My climbing felt good, but I fell a couple of moves too early on both routes. As the semi-final was just a couple of hours later, I didn’t have much time to relax and reset my head, but I feel like I did a good job on that part and I really stepped it up in the semi-final.
The semi-final was way harder than both the qualifying routes, and I have to admit that I like that kind of style better. I’m happy with the way I climbed and prepared for the route, but I managed to pop off with my left hand and that kind of sucks. But as the climbing felt so good, it doesn’t really matter that much. I managed to climb well, fight and have fun, which are the ultimate goal of every route at every competition. I finished in 18th place, which is one of my better results, but I still feel I have so much more in me, and I’m already looking forward to next year.
The national championship in lead is on Saturday and Sunday, and that is my last competition of this season. After that I will have a break, and that means that this week is my last normal training/preparation week. Which is kind of crazy!
Replay of the semi-final;